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Tuesday, Jan 26, 2021

Aldo Noseda named to Ballad Health’s board of directors

portrait of Alldo Noseda

Aldo Noseda, vice president and chief information officer for Eastman Chemical Company, has joined the board of directors for Ballad Health. He replaces longtime board member Barbara Allen, whose term concluded on Oct. 27.

Noseda was selected to the 11-member board after an extensive search process, which began in the spring. As part of his board service, he will serve as chair of Ballad Health’s IT Strategy Committee.

“I’m extremely honored and excited to join the board of directors for Ballad Health,” Noseda said. “Healthcare is important for our community, and I look forward to making a contribution as the board shapes and guides the future of our health service in the area.”

As chief information officer, Noseda has responsibilities for Eastman’s digital strategy. He has led the activation of a comprehensive digital plan at Eastman, including capabilities to better serve customers, accelerate innovation and improve operations.

Prior to joining Eastman, Noseda worked at Monsanto Company as vice president of information technology, with responsibility across all commercial business units globally. In this role, he helped the company transform into a recognized digital leader in the industry. During his career at Monsanto, he led various IT and non-IT functions with a broad set of global experiences.

In addition, Noseda also serves on the School of Business at St. Louis University, Executive Advisory Board. He also represented Monsanto as director and member of the board of SVD S.A. and served on the board for The Center of Application for Information Technology from Washington University.

“We are thrilled to invite a local leader, especially one with such a strong international reputation, broad business background and technology expertise, to join our board and help set Ballad Health’s course for continued success,” said Ballad Health Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Alan Levine. “Ballad Health is focused on ensuring healthcare is easily accessible at the right place and the right time – and our digital initiatives are key to that work.”

Barbara Allen served in a variety of roles on Ballad Health’s board since the company’s inception in 2018, including chair of the IT Strategy Committee. During her time as IT Strategy Chair, she oversaw plans for the implementation of major technology projects, such as converting more than 10,000 computers to Windows 10, the new Epic electronic medical record server hardware and consolidated Ballad Health networks and, ultimately, the conversion to Epic’s electronic medical record.

Levine noted that, in October, Ballad Health completed a three-year effort to adopt a common, interoperable health technology for all of its hospitals and care sites. Ballad Health’s systemwide technology conversion to the Epic electronic health record platform means patient data will be controlled by patients and their providers, and it will be more secure than ever before. New services will be available to more patients in the region, including online scheduling, bill pay and access to personal health information through the Ballad Health app and online portal.

“The strides we’ve already made are a testament to our team members and leaders, both those employed by Ballad Health and the volunteers who guide us on our board of directors – incredible community servants like Barbara Allen, who was key to our early success in digital endeavors,” Levine said.

Prior to that, Allen served on the board of the legacy Mountain States Health Alliance, including a term as chairman of the board, and she helped guide the merger of Mountain States with the legacy Wellmont Health System to form Ballad Health. She served a total of 14 years as a member of the boards for Mountain States and Ballad Health.

Allen will remain on Ballad Health’s committees for IT Strategy, Population Health and Workforce in a non-board capacity. She is also on the board of directors for Integrated Solutions Health Network, the population health service arm of Ballad Health which operates Ballad Health’s successful AnewCare Medicare Accountable Care Organization.

“Barbara was instrumental in setting up Ballad Health for its present success, and her early vision and support have enabled our health system to be well-positioned to meet the needs of our region,” Levine said. “She truly set the bar for community service.”

Learn more about Ballad Health’s board members.

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